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Comment by Frank L Moseley on April 16, 2018 at 10:19am

Good Monday Morning Troopers ... ..

Reporting in for duty.

We (Cathy and I and the camper) survived the storm front that came thru yesterday Afternoon and evening.  Were under Tornado Watch and even a Warning for a bit. Got rain, but no really hard winds at all. At least where we are at. It did usher some cooler temps for the next few days. Lows tonight into the 40s. High today only about 69 deg.

This is our current campsite, before unfurling the awning, setting ...

Hope all are doing well. Enjoy the day, take care.

Toujours Pret - Always Ready

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on April 16, 2018 at 9:59am

Sig Fertig reporting in for duty 4/16/18 !

Comment by Harry Warner on April 16, 2018 at 9:04am

Harold, remember what MacArthur said about “old soldiers?”

Comment by harold goldstein on April 16, 2018 at 7:10am

where r all the troops Harry,

Play reveille Something has to wake these troopers up

Comment by Dave Gettman on April 13, 2018 at 5:56pm

That'll keep those arms and core muscles tuned up, Sig!

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on April 13, 2018 at 4:07pm

Dave, out fishing this morning, Bass are on the move out of deeper water, switched to plastic worms, I got 12 my friend got 8, not a bad morning !

Comment by Dave Gettman on April 13, 2018 at 11:50am

Yup, gas and bier. The two just go together so well.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on April 13, 2018 at 11:37am

I am trying Dave, Linda is going to work a while longer I was thinking of trying to work until I turn 62 in 2 1/2 years  but not in my present occupation in the concrete cutting and demolition industry. I am ready to become a campground host or maybe a greeter at Walmart lol,  but I sure am ready for that Vagabond lifestyle that Frank is living, sound pretty good to me. I want fuel to be my biggest monthly expense, that and bier....

Comment by Dave Gettman on April 13, 2018 at 11:08am

Hey Shannon, I convinced my best friend to retire recently. You need me to start working on you?

Comment by Shannon Ryan on April 13, 2018 at 10:48am

Sounds like you are having a good time on the road Frank. Hopefully I will be on the road sooner than later looking forward to retirement and getting out of this state. Take care.


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Colonels of the Regiment

8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888



This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.


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